Light Up Leadership

Light up your Leadership Team

What do you and your team need to deliver this year? How big is the stretch?  Is there room to adapt and change? Imagine delivering all your objectives when your team has: clarity of the focus areas and how to...

Things I used to believe!

I work better under pressure!  I really believed this. When working on my first dissertation I was still writing the night before the deadline. I also had a bubble jet printer which took hours to print. I now wonder what...

Jumping with Joy!

Yesterday I saw a grown man jumping with joy at the prospect of his children going back to school. He explained the impact schools reopening would have on his children, their social and emotional wellbeing while receiving a full education...

Listen Up!

Coaches talk about listening to listen, rather than listening to respond or comment.  Listening usually means paying attention to someone speaking, following the conversation and taking in what is being said.  Listening takes concentration, effort and skill. When you are...

Changing Seasons

As we enter Autumn in the UK, I notice the environment changing. the farmers where I live have been persistently busy through harvest, to planting new crops for the Spring. The colours have changes from bright greens of hay fields...

Bicycles and Flowers!

The past week of lockdown mainly involved bicycles and flowers.  My youngest daughter has found a passion for cycling.  The more challenging and greater distance the better.  This has resulted in the whole family touring around the Mearns on our...

The Cycle of Uncertainty

  For many years I found myself worrying about what might be in my career.  I worried about organisational change, reorganisations, mergers, acquisitions, disposals and delivering a role that had a meaningful impact on the business and the people I...

Being Present

More Time to Think by Nancy Kline is was a book that really drew my interest into coaching deeper than I would have believed possible. Nancy outlined the importance of being present, removing distractions and really really focusing attention on...

Acceleration in home working.

Throughout my career I have had fabulous leaders who have encouraged home working which offered flexibility and trust in roles that were primarily office based.  I recall when a new employee joined my team and asked if she could be...

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